Green Number Plates

New green number plates will appear on British roads for the first time after being released by the Department for Transport. The introduction of green number plates in the UK will help raise awareness of the growing number of zero-emission and electric cars. These new number plates will help motorists benefit from local council initiatives such as free entry into zero-emission zones.

But what are they and what are the benefits? We have everything you need to know.

What are green number plates?

Green number plates have been launched by the Department for Transport and can be used on all-electric vehicles (EV).

From 2035, all-electric vehicles will be the only type of vehicle sold in the UK, and the introduction of green number plates is a part of a government initiative to promote a zero-emission future.

Rather than being completely green, the number plates have a distinctive green strip and can bring owners of zero-emission vehicles great benefits.

Discover more about electric vehicles here

What are the benefits?

Owning a green number plate helps make a zero-emission vehicle easily identifiable. As a result, it'll be easier to take advantage of local government initiatives such as cheaper parking and free entry into zero-emission zones.

The use of green number plates will also make it easier for local authorities to create new initiatives for EV owners. So watch this space, as there could be many more advantages from owning one in the future!

In a further boost to the environment, the plates are also 99% recyclable and are more environmentally friendly than traditional acrylic plates.

Where can I get a green number plate?

Halfords of course, where else?

A green number plate can be ordered in any of our stores nationwide. You will need to bring your V5 logbook with you for proof of ownership and vehicle eligibility. Once we have checked that the 'ZEV' box is ticked in location P3 of your V5 logbook, we will order your number plate directly from our supplier and it'll be ready to collect the next working day!

Why not save a little time and contact your nearest retail store beforehand to check for availability?

So, what are you waiting for? Head to your local Halfords store today and start reaping the benefits.

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Cost of green number plates

Green number plates can be purchased either as a pair or individually, with the following pricing:

  • Front plate (white) only - £18
  • Rear plate (yellow) only - £18
  • Pair of plates - £36

Halfords' commitment to electric vehicles

Here at Halfords, we want to help support a sustainable future, which is why we've created the Electrification Hub.

On there, you'll find everything you need to know about electric vehicles, including handy guides to charging an EV, the benefits of EV ownership, as well as the latest EV news.

Head over to the Electrification Hub now and start your journey to electric vehicle ownership.

To purchase a green number plate and take advantage of the amazing benefits, visit your nearest Halfords store. To discover more about electric vehicles, check out our expert advice articles.

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